Besiktas vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Malatya made a dream kick off to the new season with back-to-back wins over the likes of Goztepe and Fenerbahce (both finished the previous term inside the top six in the league ladder) in opening two games.
Instead of backing up such successes against weaker rivals, they went on to claim just one point from outings with Kayseri and Konya.
Tigers of the East failed to find the back of the net in these two games and they travel to the capital for the Besiktas clash at Vodafone Stadyumu low on confidence.
The story is identical with the hosts. They also took two wins at the start of the season, bagging five goals past Akhisar and Erzurum.
However, they Black Eagles then shockingly conceded three goals in a home loss to Antalyaspor. It was followed by a 1-1 draw to Bursa away at Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu just before the international break.
Senol Gunes’ men had no luck there conceding the leveller five minutes from time by Diafra Sakho.
Besiktas vs Yeni Malatyaspor Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head match between the two teams.
Malatya managed to hold the Black Eagles to a goalless draw in front of the hone fans, but Besiktas won the reverse fixture 3-1 at Vodafone Stadyumu.
Besiktas vs Yeni Malatyaspor Prediction
The hosts can’t afford anymore failures if they are to keep ground on the likes of Kasimpasa and Besiktas at the very top of the standings. They had a dismal season in the previous term and certainly want to challenge the silverware this time around.
Malatya are the opposition Besiktas simply have to beat knowing the visitors failed to score in last two rounds.
We see the Black Eagles as heavy favourites to pick up a comprehensive victory in front of the home crowd, following their strong display in the Europa League play-offs against Partizan Belgrade (3-0).
We’ll thus back the hosts to win by two or more goals as the main betting option at the odds of 2.05.
Besiktas vs Yeni Malatyaspor Bet Tips
Besiktas -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
Besiktas to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10).